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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Dale Niles (W1RGP)


April 22, 1990


At 03:01 PM 4/23/90 -0400, you wrote: Dale Niles (W1RGP) passed yesterday while feeding his dogs yesterday, It appears his heart quit on him at only 47 years of age. He was a succesfull private detective living in Ringgold, GA and origionally from PA but was a Confedarate at heart. (Knew his history well). Dale was also an avid Constitutionalist and revered our forefathers for their wisdom and concern. He was a friend of mine that was compelled to get on ham from yours truely and I will miss him badly. W1RGP Usually could be found on 2 meters and 220 on odd frequencies in the past and was fond of N4BZJ , W4BAB and KC4AQS that served his coverage area ranging the Tri-State Area. Services was be held at Heritage Funeral Home across from Wal Mart on Highway 2-A (between Ringgold and FT. Ogelthorpe) @ 5:00 PM on April,24th I as well as many are also aware of the loss of KE4BZR (Harry) up in Tennessee that lost his battle with cancer. May I thank the god of Abraham, Issac and Jacob for the priviledge of knowing these fine gentlemen! I am so sorry. Art Bell W6OBB RE: Thanks Art for the reply! -KE4GQE-

Contributed by: Douglas Espy (KE4GQE)


I happened to run acrost this while I was at work today and it caused me to stop and think how fortunate we all are to have known W1RGP He was my father, my mentor, and my best friend. He helped me get into the ham hobbie. He was the greatest man I ever had a chance of knowing. I would like to thank Doug if you get this for your memories and kind words!! I leave this picture in my fathers memory. I love you dad!

Contributed by: Dale Niles (KB3EVV)


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